Why do we as Christians sometimes focus so intently on other’s sins and not see the speck in our own eye? I write “sometimes” because we do not constantly behave in this way. But it impresses me when someone is spiritually mature and refrains from such action.
Being spiritually mature means not being judgmental and pointing out what others do and comparing your life to theirs. Spiritual maturity is sitting without chipping in while others gossip, listening with compassion when someone does sin or we hear they’ve sinned, and bringing their lives before the throne room of Christ and praying for them.
The unhealthiest of churches are filled with gossip and grasp onto a form of righteousness that is spoken with words, judgmental in speech, and yet sinful in gossip and judgment. I am always awed when I am around someone who does not gossip, is not judgmental, and knows when to open their mouth to God in prayer, and close it to gossip. These are the spiritually wise and mature among us.